Word Of The Day 2-27-2017

cuniculus

noun [kyoo-nik-yuh-luh s]
plural cuniculi
a small conduit or burrow, as an underground drain or rabbit hole.
a low tunnel, as to a burial chamber.
Pathology. a burrow in the skin caused by the itch mite.
Origin of cuniculus

1660-70

Related forms
cunicular, adjective

Example

The remains of both cuniculus torquatus and of Myodus lemmus have beenfound in British pleistocene deposits.

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